Zoya is a brand of Art of Beauty. Art of Beauty was founded by Zoya and her husband Michael Reyzis. Zoya is a well-known internationally recognized cosmetics brand.

It has a wide range of different types of products including nail polishes, lip balms, lipsticks, lip gloss, scrubs, nail polish removers, hand sanitizers, and many more.

Zoya is a big name in cosmetics and its products are used in the salons but isZoya a cruelty-free and vegan brand? Let’s find out.

Is Zoya Cruelty-Free?

Zoya is a cruelty-free brand. Zoya does not test its products on animals. The ingredients used in the products of Zoya are not tested on animals either.

Not only Zoya does not test its products on animals, but it also does not allow any third parties or its suppliers to test its products on animals.

Zoya does not sell its products in countries where animal testing is necessary and allowed by law.

 Is Zoya Sold in Mainland China?

No, None of Zoya’s products are sold in physical stores in mainland China.

By Chinese law, it is necessary to test the products on animals before selling them in physical stores in mainland China. Because of this, the cruelty-free brands do not sell their products in Mainland China.

If a brand is still able to sell its products in physical stores in mainland China, it is not a 100% cruelty-free brand.

However, you can buy cruelty-free products from airports or in Hong Kong as you may be able to find products that are not tested on animals. 

Does Zoya have any Certifications by Cruelty-Free Organizations?

Zoya does not have any certification to prove that it is a cruelty-free brand.

There are two most well-known cruelty-free organizations. Leaping Bunny and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

If a brand is Leaping Bunny Certified, it ensures that it is a completely cruelty-free brand. There were no animal tests used in the production of all products from the initial stage to the final product.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) approval also means that the said brand is completely cruelty-free and the finished products or the ingredients used in the products were not tested on animals.

Before buying a product, check if the brand is approved by PETA orif it is Leaping Bunny Certified. If yes, you can use the products of that brand without any hesitation.

Is Zoya a Vegan-Friendly Brand?

No. Zoya is not a Completely vegan brand. It may have vegan products but not all of its products are vegan-friendly. Some of its products have animal-derived ingredients.

So, if you are buying anything from Zoya, make sure that it is clearly labeled as a vegan product. It’d be best if you check the ingredients too before purchasing any product.

List of Animal-Derived Ingredients Used in Cosmetics.

Here is a list of animal-derived ingredients that are commonly used in cosmetics.

  1. Beeswax and Honey
  2. Lanolin.
  3. Glycerin.
  4. Collagen.
  5. Tallow.
  6. Keratin and Retinol.
  7. Biotin and Vitamins.
  8. Estrogen and Estradiol.
  9. Allantoin.
  10. Carmine.
  11. Squalene.
  12. Elastin.
  13. Placenta.
  14. Gelatin.
  15. Snails and silk.
  16. Animal proteins.

These are the most common ingredients used in cosmetics. There are also many other ingredients that came from animals and you may be using products with these ingredients without knowing.

And not just cosmetic but makeup brushes also have animal hairs like horsehairs, squirrel hairs, or goat hairs. In this case, buy brushes that are made of synthetic fibers like nylon. Brushes that are made of synthetic fibers are cruelty-free.

Is a Zoya Ethical and Sustainable Brand.

Zoya claims on its official website that the brand is committed to using only toxin-free ingredients. Its nail polishes are paraben-free.

Zoya’s website also states that it is constantly innovating to use only natural ingredients in its products. This is a good step to eliminate the use of harsh chemicals that are harmful to our skins and nails.

However, Zoya’s products come in plastic packaging. There is no mention of changing it either. There is no proof that the brand has any commitments or resolutions to use eco-friendly packaging in the near future.

A Quick Review of the Products of Zoya.

Let’s take a look at its products of Zoya and see why they are so popular.

  1. Its nail polishes are long-lasting and you don’t have to apply a new coat every day.
  2. Its nail polishes dry faster than other commonly available nail polishes in drug stores.
  3. They have a large collection of colors of nail polishes. You are most likely to find your desired color at Zoya.
  4. Its nail polishes are BIG10-free. it means there is no xylene, formaldehyde, camphor, toluene, formaldehyde resin, parabens, TPHP, ethyl tosylamide, or dibutyl phthalate, or lead in the nail polish’s formula.

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